School Principal- ASPIRA of Illinois

Posted on: April 25, 2024 | |

School Principal

Job description
ASPIRA of Illinois seeks to achieve academic excellence for every scholar in a culturally relevant learning environment that empowers scholars through high quality education, youth development and civic engagement. ASPIRA strives to ensure all scholars are prepared for post-secondary education and meaningful careers.

1,400+ students attend ASPIRA schools * More than 90% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch * Serve diverse population of students predominantly Latino.

ASPIRA School Principal Essential Functions:

Plan, direct, administer and monitor curriculum development, program evaluation, extracurricular activities, personnel management, financial management, emergency procedures, resource scheduling and facilities operations
Develop and evaluate educational program to ensure conformance to state and board standards including programs for students with disabilities and English Language Learners
Lead the implementation, evaluation and development of the school and network curriculum within the parameters of ISBE, Chicago Public Schools and ASPIRA
Demonstrate student gains in Math, English and Science
Be accountable for attendance, retention and graduation
Confer with teachers, students, parents and advisors concerning educational and behavioral problems in school
Establish and maintain relationships with colleges, community, organizations, and other schools to coordinate educational services
Direct preparation of class schedules, cumulative records, attendance reports and annual master schedule of courses.
Interview and recommend teachers and other school personnel in conjunction with network HR
Monitor safety and security in school building and property
Supervise school staff, conduct annual performance evaluations and organize staff development as needed
Prepare and submit required reports as appropriate
Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the all ASPIRA staff, community, administration, parents, and representatives of resource agencies
Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with ASPIRA staff, students, parents, school personnel and agencies.
Other duties as assigned.


A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education, Educational Leadership and Instruction or a related field
A minimum of four years prior experience as an administrator
Hold a Type 75 Certification
Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrate ability to influence others, effectively address audience of all levels and foster collaborative working relationships
Proficient in computer technology
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred
Travel to other facilities and/or locations * Extended work hours may be required dictated by business needs.
Statement of other duties: This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

Job Type: Full-time
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


Spanish (Preferred)

Professional Educator License (Required)
Type 75 Certification (Required)